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9th Jun 2020, 06:34
Replies: 542
Views: 81,046
Posted By What Traffic

Sitting out in the garden yesterday afternoon,...

Sitting out in the garden yesterday afternoon, caught the Orbital Sciences Stargazer launch platform L-1011 transitioning from San Bernardino over to Mojave Spaceport. Definitely one of the rarer...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Dec 2019, 21:54
Replies: 66
Views: 17,069
Posted By What Traffic

On the failure mode front, an electric quadcopter...

On the failure mode front, an electric quadcopter type design eliminates some but creates new ones. The potential for asymmetric lift conditions and very low inertia (or even inherently self-slowing...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Dec 2019, 03:17
Replies: 66
Views: 17,069
Posted By What Traffic

Well there's not much point in disputing it...

Well there's not much point in disputing it either way since there's scant verifiable information either way. If it does indeed incorporate a bunch of novel and unseen technology, I am curious how...
5th Dec 2019, 13:17
Replies: 219
Views: 243,034
Posted By What Traffic

I asked the same question elsewhere and was told...

I asked the same question elsewhere and was told by an experienced commercial pilot who has flown into Mogadishu that Strela 2's (known to be floating around in Mogadishu) will not fire at under a 7...
12th Feb 2019, 06:33
Replies: 2
Views: 1,500
Posted By What Traffic

VR will be much more viable for training once...

VR will be much more viable for training once foveation and haptics are mastered and implemented. At this stage it is novel and promising but hobbled by the above issues noted by RVF as well as...
16th Jun 2016, 03:16
Replies: 9
Views: 1,474
Posted By What Traffic

I adore the expensive glossies and I grew up when...

I adore the expensive glossies and I grew up when I was a youngster with a subscription to Flying magazine here in the US. I will always prefer a richly illustrated paper magazine and some time to...
2nd Jun 2016, 17:06
Replies: 1,184
Views: 2,515,122
Posted By What Traffic

A dye pack might be a bit smaller and lighter if...

A dye pack might be a bit smaller and lighter if it contained a buoyant carrier fluid impregnated with materials which were mildly radioactive. There are numerous airborne and orbital sensors which...
31st Oct 2013, 01:58
Replies: 45
Views: 19,906
Posted By What Traffic

I live roughly downwind abeam the tower for 19....

I live roughly downwind abeam the tower for 19. With my windows open, there's no mistaking that ship for anything else. It's a good spot, on Sunday I sat out front and watched Gabe do short...
30th Oct 2013, 23:34
Replies: 45
Views: 19,906
Posted By What Traffic

0VE sounded lovely climbing out today. I'll miss...

0VE sounded lovely climbing out today. I'll miss that sound if in fact she's going to be gone soon.
7th Jul 2013, 11:17
Replies: 2,397
Views: 1,932,341
Posted By What Traffic

Strongly agree. A healthy culture of safety works...

Strongly agree. A healthy culture of safety works from the bottom of the risk pyramid up. On the other hand, pilots, trainers, and staffers should be held to, and select from, the top of the pyramid....
7th Jul 2013, 11:01
Replies: 2,397
Views: 1,932,341
Posted By What Traffic

As a passenger: If the crew is commanding an...

As a passenger: If the crew is commanding an emergency evacuation, and you are in the aisle attempting to recover baggage and are between me and the nearest exit, I will do my best to disable you,...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Aug 2011, 10:35
Replies: 26
Views: 10,031
Posted By What Traffic

I sold cars for a time, but if you asked me for a...

I sold cars for a time, but if you asked me for a bus I'd be out looking for some counsel from a subject matter expert as well. Wind up? Certainly a possibility, but possibly not a certainty.
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jul 2011, 07:37
Replies: 5
Views: 1,054
Posted By What Traffic

212Man, that is a very good point, I probably...

212Man, that is a very good point, I probably should have thought about that myself. Still, an AW139 is a lot of helicopter for what they're doing. I assume an AS355 for instance, does not meet the...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jul 2011, 01:17
Replies: 5
Views: 1,054
Posted By What Traffic

Japanese ENG Platforms VS. the Rest of the World

Not a rotary wing guy, forgive me if this is in the wrong place, but I figured this would be where the knowledge is.

I have observed that Japanese domestic news services employ a much different...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Jul 2011, 10:36
Replies: 126
Views: 117,759
Posted By What Traffic

There's also the Leight Star, owned by Howard...

There's also the Leight Star, owned by Howard Leight (Jr, I believe) and it's associated A109 with a really classy paint scheme.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v436/josh10524/DSC00970med.jpg
3rd May 2011, 17:31
Replies: 83
Views: 26,641
Posted By What Traffic

EDIT: Sorry, I took too long to post, didn't mean...

EDIT: Sorry, I took too long to post, didn't mean to rehash some of the same stuff.

The more I look at the photos of the helicopter bits, the curiouser and curiouser the nature of the aircraft...
23rd Dec 2008, 13:49
Replies: 12
Views: 1,457
Posted By What Traffic

Most crashes do occur near the end of a flight,...

Most crashes do occur near the end of a flight, generally.


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As far as real rumor and speculation go, I'm not touching this one.
Forum: Tech Log
1st Jul 2008, 05:18
Replies: 23
Views: 2,647
Posted By What Traffic

Because more of the lifting surface area of the...

Because more of the lifting surface area of the wing is farther back on the airplane than a straight wing, requiring a center of gravity farther back as well. As the airplane rotates around that...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Nov 2007, 13:27
Replies: 67
Views: 10,546
Posted By What Traffic

While I certainly believe that a good steward of...

While I certainly believe that a good steward of aviation will always work to further an accurate and unsensationalized image of the field, I have to ask how far that should be taken. Eventually you...
Forum: Questions
15th Sep 2006, 08:39
Replies: 2
Views: 1,618
Posted By What Traffic

Winglets also tend to take up less parking space...

Winglets also tend to take up less parking space on the ramp, when that is an issue.
2nd Sep 2006, 19:39
Replies: 43
Views: 8,560
Posted By What Traffic

There already is an audio angle of attack...

There already is an audio angle of attack indicator and it's in just about every fixed wing airplane. It's the stall warning. If you're approaching the critical angle of attack, it kicks in. Even...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Aug 2006, 12:25
Replies: 10
Views: 2,535
Posted By What Traffic

Project 1221 anyone? ...

Project 1221 anyone?

http://www.project1221.com/Introduction.html
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